Even though I appreciate clever humor, I’ve never shared any April Fool’s Day jokes.
- Looking back in my archives, I didn’t post anything on April 1, 2009.
- I did post a joke about the IRS on April 1, 2010, but it had nothing to do with April Fool’s Day.
- In 2011, I posted about Paul Krugman’s misreading of budget data from the United Kingdom. That should have been an April Fool’s joke, but he was serious.
- I also shared some horrifying stories about the welfare state on April 1, 2012. I wish they were April Fool’s jokes, but they’re sadly true.
Indeed, the only time I even referenced April Fool’s Day came on the following day, when I stated that America’s high corporate tax rate meant that every day was April Fool’s Day for American companies.
So it’s time for me to remedy my oversights by sharing four good examples of April Fool’s Day humor.
Our next contribution comes from Americans for Tax Reform. They’ve issued a press release announcing that America’s leading crony capitalist will voluntarily subject himself to the higher taxes he advocates for other Americans.
As you can see from this video, don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
Then we have some mockery of Chris Matthews from the Media Research Center. There are a bunch of absurd, yet mostly believable, quotes.
Since I’m a fan of entitlement reform, here’s the one I’m highlighting.
But the most implausible April Fool’s Day joke comes from CNS.
America’s Spender-in-Chief wants to be a role model of fiscal rectitude.
Hey, maybe the President can give every teenager an unlimited credit card and tell them that more spending is good for the economy according to Keynesian economics. Though I’m not sure whether who that joke will hurt the most, the kids, the parents, the economy, or the nation?
Feel free to add any good April Fool’s Day humor in the comments section.